LED R&D Projects

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DOE-funded LED R&D projects tackle the science and technology challenges that stand in the way of achieving SSL Program targets for LED efficacy, performance, and cost. All project selections align with the priorities and targets detailed in the SSL R&D Opportunities, updated annually with industry input.

Learn more about R&D challenges to accelerate LED technology advances, as well as DOE SSL Program Impacts and Research Highlights. Find an overview of all SSL projects that have been funded by DOE since 2000 in the SSL Project Portfolio, and details about the current LED R&D projects below.

Adaptive Lighting for Streets and Residential Areas
Lead Performer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, VA
Additively Manufactured Solid-State Luminaire
Lead Performer: Eaton Corporation – Menomonee Falls, WI
High Efficiency InGaN LEDs Emitting in Green, Amber and Beyond
Lead Performer: The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
High-Luminance LED Platform for Improved Efficacy in Directional Lighting
Lead Performer: Lumileds, LLC – Santa Clara, CA
High-Performance Green LEDs for Solid-State Lighting
Lead Performer: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hybrid Down-Converting Structures for Solid State Lighting
Lead Performer: PhosphorTech Corporation – Kennesaw, GA
Investigating the Health Impacts of Outdoor Lighting
Lead Performer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Narrow Emitting Red Phosphors for Improving pcLED Efficacy
Lead Performer: Lumenari Inc. – Lexington, KY
New Class of Encapsulants for Blue LEDs
Lead Performer: Lumisyn, LLC – Rochester, NY
Tunable Nanocrystal-Based Phosphors With Reduced Spectral Widths
Lead Performer: Lumisyn, LLC – Rochester, NY
Ultra-Thin Flexible LED Lighting Panels
Lead Performer: Lucent Optics Inc. – Sacramento, CA